View Full Version : lsx swap 1979 Scottsdale


1nasty86
04-29-2012, 11:50 AM
well my dad has had this truck for prob. going on 10 years now and it has had the same 350/th350 conbo in it since he bought the truck.. he mostly uses it as a hunting truck/hauling truck..the truck is getting ALOT of body work done to it and will be restored to good condition ( still gonna be used as a hunting truck ) he asked me to do him a favor and build him a ls engine since i have had so much success with my ls2.. so here is the build...

the truck
http://i1000.photobucket.com/albums/af127/1nasty86/Mobile%20Uploads/2012-01-20_094859.jpg

scored a iron block 6.0 from a friend for basically free
http://i1000.photobucket.com/albums/af127/1nasty86/Mobile%20Uploads/2012-01-20_094613.jpg

gonna be using a stock rotating assembly from a L92
http://i1000.photobucket.com/albums/af127/1nasty86/Mobile%20Uploads/2012-02-03_105846.jpg

tbss intake
http://i1000.photobucket.com/albums/af127/1nasty86/Mobile%20Uploads/2012-02-06_170728.jpg

2006 4x4 4L80e
http://i1000.photobucket.com/albums/af127/1nasty86/Mobile%20Uploads/2012-04-22_095141.jpg

also have some arp bolts, slp double roller, all i really lack is a cam, lifters, valvesprings, gaskets, rings and bearings and it will be ready for assembly.

1nasty86
05-01-2012, 03:43 PM
camshaft is looking like a howards grind 216/224 .551/.551 114+4 from summit racing, ordered lifters and soon to order ls9 valvesprings. does anyone know what headers will work with the truck? ive heard f body headers will fit perfect

Rise of the Phoenix
05-01-2012, 03:50 PM
That's going to be pretty bad ass. I love those trucks.

1nasty86
05-02-2012, 10:56 AM
That's going to be pretty bad ass. I love those trucks.

yeah.. mostly im hoping to get better gas mileage than the stock 350 and th350 transmission that was in it... 6-7 mpg AINT cutting it anymore, even at 12-13 mpg thats double what it was so im hoping for the best. Me and my tuner agree that it should make around 350 at the tire with these mods through the drivetrain

http://i1000.photobucket.com/albums/af127/1nasty86/Mobile%20Uploads/2012-04-28_091806.jpg

motor is out and should be taking the block and rotating assembly to the machine shop soon

Fahrenschnell
05-02-2012, 01:33 PM
2010 Camaro Manifolds will fit.

Quick
05-02-2012, 02:20 PM
WoodTick!

1nasty86
05-02-2012, 05:03 PM
Well I found a good deal on a set of pacetter headers for 99-06 truck so I may get them

OutlawDrifter
05-04-2012, 10:41 AM
its almost like you are reading my mind as i'm planning out my build.....

i've been looking for a 73-87 2wd rcsb to drop an ls into for a dd(time to retire the el camino). i had a 79 Bonanza 10 for a first vehicle, dad bought it new, and i restored it when i was in college, wish i still had it. it would do 12-14mpg with a tailwind...haha, damn 203 full-time transfer case.

i'll be keeping an eye on this one....you'll have a whole fleet here before too long, especially when you get the s10 swapped.

1nasty86
05-05-2012, 08:19 PM
hope he likes it... buying him a 216/224 .585/.585 114lsa and gonna make it a 114+2 or 4 to bring the rpm down some and a set of pac 918 springs

OutlawDrifter
05-07-2012, 08:23 AM
she'll be a stump puller for sure.

1nasty86
05-11-2012, 11:01 PM
camshaft came in today along with the pac 918 springs, ls7 lifters are here also.. now its time to order a complete gasket kit and then take the block to a machine shop

MikeyZ
05-12-2012, 01:27 AM
WoodTick!

that should be the new name of the truck

sweetk30
05-12-2012, 07:46 AM
hop on over to ck5.com for lots of pics and info on swapin these ls series to 73-87 trucks.

we even had a site member lend his ls swap 4x4 truck to doug thorley headers and used to make a set of headers for a new production set thay are making. have to call them as not on web site yet.

otherwise thay drop in super easy to the trucks.

and dont forget with 4l80-e you will need diffrent transfer case as old th350 was 27 spline output and new 4l80-e shares the old th400 32 spline output. adaptor also diffrent to match. there is a huge thread in the garage section over at ck5 on 4l80 to tcase options and info.

any question just ask me .

Joshua8336
07-07-2012, 10:15 PM
well my dad has had this truck for prob. going on 10 years now and it has had the same 350/th350 conbo in it since he bought the truck.. he mostly uses it as a hunting truck/hauling truck..the truck is getting ALOT of body work done to it and will be restored to good condition ( still gonna be used as a hunting truck ) he asked me to do him a favor and build him a ls engine since i have had so much success with my ls2.. so here is the build...

the truck
http://i1000.photobucket.com/albums/af127/1nasty86/Mobile%20Uploads/2012-01-20_094859.jpg

scored a iron block 6.0 from a friend for basically free
http://i1000.photobucket.com/albums/af127/1nasty86/Mobile%20Uploads/2012-01-20_094613.jpg

gonna be using a stock rotating assembly from a L92
http://i1000.photobucket.com/albums/af127/1nasty86/Mobile%20Uploads/2012-02-03_105846.jpg

tbss intake
http://i1000.photobucket.com/albums/af127/1nasty86/Mobile%20Uploads/2012-02-06_170728.jpg

2006 4x4 4L80e
http://i1000.photobucket.com/albums/af127/1nasty86/Mobile%20Uploads/2012-04-22_095141.jpg

also have some arp bolts, slp double roller, all i really lack is a cam, lifters, valvesprings, gaskets, rings and bearings and it will be ready for assembly.

are you planning on using a transfer case from an ls? i know you can use the NP241 as it has the 6 bolt adapter already, and you can still use that 10 bolt front axle. np241's come from 89-91 blazer's or suburbans.

1nasty86
07-18-2012, 04:50 PM
decided against the iron block 6.2 and bought a 6.0 assembled shortblock instead... shouldnt be long now
http://i1000.photobucket.com/albums/af127/1nasty86/Mobile%20Uploads/2012-07-18_160405.jpg

1nasty86
07-22-2012, 12:17 PM
well its got paint lol... valve covers are the same color. buying a set of 799's to get him some compression back without milling since lq4's are 9.4 vs. a L92's 10.6

http://i1000.photobucket.com/albums/af127/1nasty86/Mobile%20Uploads/2012-07-22_113333.jpg

74modified
07-22-2012, 01:44 PM
Nice build. Does your tuner do work as a business? If so I might want to check him out. Are you going to use the remains of the oil cooler lines?

68sixspeed
07-22-2012, 07:37 PM
that brings back memories, my first "car" was a 79 chevy pickup with the same 2-tone blue as on the cab. Did my first motor swap on that truck too! thanks for sharing the build.

1nasty86
07-23-2012, 03:13 PM
Nice build. Does your tuner do work as a business? If so I might want to check him out. Are you going to use the remains of the oil cooler lines?
he does his own tuning but associates with xXx motorsports and i have another oil line setup in gonna use
that brings back memories, my first "car" was a 79 chevy pickup with the same 2-tone blue as on the cab. Did my first motor swap on that truck too! thanks for sharing the build.

no problem man.... more pics to come

1nasty86
07-28-2012, 06:55 PM
well it kinda looks like a motor.... got the 799's in today and got the springs on
http://i1000.photobucket.com/albums/af127/1nasty86/Mobile%20Uploads/2012-07-28_154852.jpg

and randomly put all the parts on the motor to see what shes gonna look like
http://i1000.photobucket.com/albums/af127/1nasty86/Mobile%20Uploads/2012-07-28_181430.jpg

sscamaro1384
07-29-2012, 04:38 PM
Pacesetter headers for an f body work pretty good. Ive done the swap and i get probly like 15mpg street driving

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uFB84YwYr94

http://ls1tech.com/forums/conversions-hybrids/1486182-thread-updated-87-chevy-silverado-short-bed-5-3-vortec-4l60e-trans-swap.html

1nasty86
07-30-2012, 11:03 AM
you think they will clear the other driveshaft going to the frontend?

bluewidow
08-01-2012, 10:24 PM
For a hunting truck I vote screw the fancy body work and paint the bugger OD Green! :D
Also nice work so far on the swap.

1nasty86
08-01-2012, 10:35 PM
For a hunting truck I vote screw the fancy body work and paint the bugger OD Green! :D
Also nice work so far on the swap.

thanks man.... its the pops truck and his decision on what goes.. im just doing the slave work

also the oil pump, new gm head bolts (new block is a 05 vs. the 01 we had so the arp bolts wouldnt work) and every gasket needed will arrive tomorrow.. once the motor is assembled and ready to go ill start taking the truck apart and getting dirty :cry:

darren roar
08-04-2012, 12:28 PM
killer truck, subscribed

1nasty86
08-10-2012, 04:57 PM
well the motor is fully together as of today... now to start on the actual truck

Joshua8336
10-16-2012, 09:39 PM
camshaft is looking like a howards grind 216/224 .551/.551 114+4 from summit racing, ordered lifters and soon to order ls9 valvesprings. does anyone know what headers will work with the truck? ive heard f body headers will fit perfect

pacesetter fbody headers work on 2 wheel drives, LMC offers a conversion header p/n 36-6075 (block huggers) or p/n 36-6076 (mid-length) both should clear the front axle.

OutlawDrifter
10-19-2012, 10:36 AM
pacesetter fbody headers work on 2 wheel drives, LMC offers a conversion header p/n 36-6075 (block huggers) or p/n 36-6076 (mid-length) both should clear the front axle.

i think the mids are the BRP conversion headers....cheaper to buy through BRP

cprmn14
12-27-2012, 10:01 PM
sub'd!

1nasty86
01-14-2013, 11:12 PM
few thinks changed in the "plan".... cam has become a 222/226 .5xx/.5xx 111+2 and the motor and transmission are about ready to be put together as soon as i find a good price on a converter.
http://i1000.photobucket.com/albums/af127/1nasty86/20130112_090648-1_zpsea80e02f.jpg

1nasty86
01-22-2013, 10:06 PM
started alittle wiring today
http://i1000.photobucket.com/albums/af127/1nasty86/312423_473806669349312_753462129_n_zpsc4cc4299.jpg

ended up with this... it really wasnt that bad
http://i1000.photobucket.com/albums/af127/1nasty86/wiring2_zps512dbc84.jpg

SSZ
01-22-2013, 10:49 PM
Yep, it looks like a big mess of spaghetti.

1nasty86
01-23-2013, 12:45 AM
Yep, it looks like a big mess of spaghetti.

gonna buy a relay and a fuse block and hopefully fire this mofo up!

1nasty86
04-17-2013, 04:06 PM
and body parts are being removed... soo many rusted bolts
http://i1000.photobucket.com/albums/af127/1nasty86/554995_514705355259443_818163660_n_zps7d1798d9.jpg (http://s1000.photobucket.com/user/1nasty86/media/554995_514705355259443_818163660_n_zps7d1798d9.jpg .html)